The 2013-2014 winter in Southern California has been particularly warm. For LA natives, it is nothing new. There are no extra beach days or longer walks after work, this is what winters in Los Angeles look like. However, if you look closely, there is one thing happening in LA that is different. It has to do with one of LA’s biggest stars, Kobe Bryant. Since going down during the playoffs last season, he has struggled to return to the game he loves so much.
In late 2013. Kobe made a return to the league for a handful of games before he was injured again, this time his knee. Despite his injury, Nike and Kobe Bryant have pressed forward with his latest signature line, the Kobe 9. Inspired by those that inspire Kobe, the new sneaker is vastly different form what the sneaker community has become accustomed to from the future hall of famer. Gone is the low cut design, in its place, a high-cut sneaker flanked with Flyknit and packed with the Lunarlon technology that we are so used to.
Recently, Jacques Slade had a chance to sit down with Kobe and talk about some of the things he has going on. From his injury and other athletes wearing his shoe, to future Kobe 9 colorways and even a quick talk about the Kobe 10. This is Kobe Bryant: Perspective, Dedication, and the Masterpiece.
Check out the full interview over on Complex Sneakers.